WHO WE ARE
MJ Fit is a boutique gym exclusively for women and children in the Denver Tech Center area. We offer private training, small group classes, and nutrition counseling in a supportive, empowering, and non-threatening environment. We have small group classes of varying intensities to accommodate all ability levels, and private training that is individualized to ensure our clients reach their goals safely and efficiently.
We understand making a lifestyle change can be tough, but our goal is to make the journey as enjoyable as possible. Our trainers and coaches have high expectations, but we also understand there are obstacles along the way. With our team, there is no shortage of accountability–we are certain of that!
Now that you’re as excited as we are, it’s time to get your butt to the gym!
Meet Our Trainers
Hi! My name is MJ! I grew up in a small farming community in Missouri. I never felt like I fit in, and at an early age I realized I had dreams bigger than most of my peers. Once I finished high school, I originally went to school for fashion, but quickly realized this wasn’t the path for me. A spontaneous early-life crisis lead me to Boston, MA where I spent three years discovering who I was and what I wanted to do. During my first year here, I struggled with body image, confidence, and direction, which caused me to develop the female athlete triad. It took another full-year for me to recover, and find my love for health and fitness. Once I started toward my B.S in Sports Management through California University of Pennsylvania, I knew fitness/nutrition was the industry for me. I also discovered powerlifting during this time, and I will attribute my strength, both mental and physical, primarily to all my heavy lifting! By the time I graduated college, I made the move from Boston to Denver to open a gym exclusively for women and children.
It was a whirlwind when I moved to Denver; the dream I had of opening my own gym seemed so far away, but within two years of moving I made it happen. At this point, I have competed in five powerlifting meets, taking first place at all but one, and six bikini bodybuilding shows as a natural athlete. However, what I am the most proud of is my successful opened MJ Fit in the Denver Tech Center! Every day I go into the gym (even if it’s 5am), I am grateful for all the incredible women and kiddos who have trusted us with their health, and for my trainers who work tirelessly to provide the same level of service and dedication to their clients as I would. Oh, and I have two adorable pomsky puppies who pop in as “guest trainers” from time to time!
Why I’m a trainer: Once I found powerlifting, my entire life changed, and I made it my mission to help other women and children live healthier lives, allowing them to feel fulfilled too! At MJ Fit, our mission is “inspiring women and children to be strong,” and I love helping my clients find their “strong,” even when it is very different from my own. It is so rewarding to see a client reaching the goals we discussed months or years before in our consultation, and exciting to realize how team work is paying off!
Why I train myself: I have a background with personal insecurities leading to multiple eating disorders, the female athlete triad, osteopenia, and brittle broken bones. I finally decided this was not the life I wanted to lead. Once I discovered powerlifting, I fell in love and have now competed in several meets, taking home 1st place in all of them. I love seeing myself grow stronger, healthier, and more confident with each time I finish a workout.
Favorite Exercise: Squats! All of them, but mostly barbell back squats, because of how strong they make me feel. Plus, I can usually beat the boys! Click here to watch a video to learn how to do this badass exercise!
Fun Fact: I love to travel. I have ben to 10 countries so far, and am always planning my next adventure. If you need help with travel resources, I am your girl! Just make sure to bring me back a magnet!
Hello! My name is Terri! I was born in Texas but raised in Denver, Colorado. I have been a cancer survivor since 2016, and through my journey toward recovery, I realized the power of exercise and self-care. Through all my treatments and appointments, I realized how much I missed feeling STRONG, so I made the commitment to myself to get all this back once I beat cancer. I started looking forward to empowering women to conquer the mind game of life through fitness. Now that I have gotten all the necessary certifications and training to be an MJ Fit personal trainer, I am eager to share my love of fitness and exercise with those around me. When I am not working or at the gym myself, I enjoy time hanging out with my Triathlon team, and family! I also enjoy physical challenges such as mud-runs, triathlon, and long bike rides. I live in Littleton with my husband and I have an 18 year old daughter who is attending CSU in Fort Collins!
Why I’m a trainer: I became a personal trainer because I noticed how quickly I could flip the script of a bad day by simply walking into the gym. I want to help women get confident in the gym so they can do the same.
Why I train myself: I train because it makes me feel confident. I love to make a goal and crush it. I also train because, when doing so, I am actively fighting cancer.
Favorite Exercise: If I can be outside I love to ride my bike. Otherwise, I like plyo drills such as box jumps and slam balls. Click here to watch a video to learn how to do box jumps!
Fun Fact: I’ve been skydiving but am afraid of bungee jumping.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist